• Short Summary

    THE RESETTLEMENT OF BEDOUIN TRIBES IN JORDAN HAS BEEN PROGRESSING SINCE 1963, AND ONE OF THE SIX MAIN CENTRES IS AT AL-JAFER, NEAR MA'AN.

  • Description

    THE RESETTLEMENT OF BEDOUIN TRIBES IN JORDAN HAS BEEN PROGRESSING SINCE 1963, AND ONE OF THE SIX MAIN CENTRES IS AT AL-JAFER, NEAR MA'AN. THE BEDOUIN FAMILIES ARE ALLOCATED LAND AND ASSISTED WITH ITS CULTIVATION.

    THE BEDOUINS ARE ALLOCATED PLOTS OF LAND WHICH THEY PLANT AS THEY WISH WITH GUIDANCE FROM THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE. THEY ARE SUPPLIED WITH GRAIN, THE USE OF MACHINERY ON LOAN AND WATER SUPPLIES MAINLY FROM ARTESIAN WELLS.

    AT THE AL-JAFER RESETTLEMENT AREA, THE PILOT PROJECT FOR THE WHOLE SCHEME, SIXTEEN HOUSES HAVE BEEN BUILT. BEDOUINS WHO ARE STILL LIVING IN THEIR TENTS WILL SOON BE PROVIDED WITH FURTHER HOUSES.

    THE LAND IS GIVEN TO THE BEDOUINS FREE OF CHARGE FOR THE FIRST FIVE YEARS, AFTER WHICH THEY WILL PAY A SMALL RENT. THE PROGRESS AND QUALITY OF CROPS AT AL-JAFER IS AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO THE OTHER RESETTLEMENT AREAS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEI9ZOX82R6INYOY3QM7H1SHJF
    Media URN:
    VLVAEI9ZOX82R6INYOY3QM7H1SHJF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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